RUMSON: MAN CHARGED IN TWO SLUGFESTS

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A Rumson man faces charges in two violent assaults this month, including one on a cab driver, police said Monday.

Phillip Sturner, 30, of East River Road, was arrested early Friday morning after police responded to a 3:08 a.m. report of a fight in the street at the intersection of Church and First streets, Detective Chris Isherwood told redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: CABS, KIDS, COPS & DOGS

rb k9 031115 2Mayor Pasquale Menna offers an official welcome to the RBPD K9 unit of Hunter, a 21-month-old Belgian Malinois, and his handler, Patrolman Stan Balmer. Below, an image used in a presentation on the Bellhaven spray park last August. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

rb spray park 081314Wednesday night’s bimonthly meeting of the Red Bank council included attention to taxicabs, a controversial proposal for Bellhaven Natural Area, lifesaving cops and a four-legged borough employee.

Details just around the corner…

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RED BANK: PAID PARKING PLAN TABLED

rb council 031115Business owner David Prown pleads his case to Councilman Art Murphy Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03The Red Bank council put off a vote on a plan to expand the paid parking zone in the central business district after calls by merchants and residents for enforcement of existing law Wednesday night.

The objections to the expansion plan came despite a move by the council to enable 15-minute parking in the expansion district west of Maple Avenue.

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RED BANK: PARKING PLAN MAY BE TWEAKED

rb monmouth st 031015An ordinance scheduled for a vote Wednesday night would expand paid parking on Monmouth Street and part of Bridge Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03Following objections by merchants, a proposed expansion of Red Bank’s paid parking zone may be modified, said Mayor Pasquale Menna.

The plan, scheduled for an adoption vote Wednesday evening, could be altered to include some short-term parking spaces for customers of stores and other businesses west of Maple Avenue, Menna told redbankgreen Tuesday.

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RED BANK: PROPOSED LAW EYES DOG NEGLECT

rb dogs 061714 14The ordinance, championed by Mayor Pasquale Menna, below, addresses tethering of dogs and other issues. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

pasquale menna 052614Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna wants to put more teeth into the borough’s protection of dogs.

The mayor, whose canine companion of 14 years died last month, introduced a proposed ordinance Wednesday night that he said would make it easier to prosecute those who neglect dogs by leaving them tied up for hours, or with heavy tethers, or when the weather is “extraordinarily cold or extraordinarily warm.”

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RED BANK AGENDA: CABS, DOGS & PARKING

rb monmouth 022415 2Parking in front of these businesses and others on Monmouth Street and Bridge Avenue would no longer be free if an ordinance up for introduction Wednesday wins approval. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

[This article has been updated since it was originally posted to reflect the contents of proposed ordinances.]

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03The agenda for Wednesday night’s bimonthly meeting of the Red Bank Council is a busy one, with a handful of proposed changes to borough laws.

Here’s what’s on the draft agenda.

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RED BANK: BROTHER CHARGED IN COP ASSAULT

AUTHORITIES_RB2Two Red Bank brothers were arrested following a scrap in which one of them is alleged to have assaulted a borough police officer at a taxi stand Sunday afternoon.

Rene Tepoz-Santamaria, 18 years old, is alleged to have kicked Patrolman Paul Perez in the ribs during an altercation at the Yellow Cab office on Oakland Street at around 4:35 p.m., Chief Darren McConnell said in a prepared statement.

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CAB DRIVER IN RECENT CRASH FOUND DEAD

The taxicab driver charged with drunken driving after a collision in Lincroft a week ago was found dead in his Red Bank apartment Monday morning, borough police said.

Police were summoned to the Monmouth Street home of John Curtis, 39, after his landlord found him dead at about 8:25 a.m., said Captain Darren McConnell.

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DWI, ASSAULT CHARGES FOR CABBIE IN CRASH

This just in from the Middletown PD:

On April 23, 2013 at approximately 8:30pm Middletown Police responded to a two car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Newman Springs Road and Half Mile Road in Lincroft during which three people were injured.

Patrolman Michael Reuter conducted an investigation and determined that a taxi cab driven by John Curtis, age 39, from Monmouth Street in Red Bank, NJ, was travelling east bound on Newman Springs Road and failed to stop for the red light at Half Mile Road. The cab then struck a vehicle driven by Edward Stratton, age 55, from Arbor Drive in Howell, NJ.

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FAIR HAVEN: ANOTHER CABBIE STIFFED

call-in-the-authoritiesRecent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department.

• 8/2/12 Ptl. Hostrup took a theft report from Surf Taxi out of Asbury Park, The driver reports that two juveniles ran after failing to pay their fare.

• 8/3/12 Ptl. Hostrup arrested Amanda Lipko, 22, Rumson, for Obstructing the Administration of Law, by providing a false name while on a traffic stop.  Ms. Lipko was released pending court.

• 8/3/12 Ptl. Reevey responded to a Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident at the Knights of Columbus.  The driver Paula C. Konnor, 54, Rumson was located and place under arrest for DWI. Mrs. Konnor was released pending court.

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NO FARE! CABBIE GETS STIFFED IN FAIR HAVEN

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• 7/4/12

-Cpl. Waltz and Ptl. Reevey arrested Francis Luby, 19, Rumson, and charged him with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. Luby was released pending a court date.

7/5/12

-Ptl. Patton took a Harassment report from a Fair Haven Rd. resident who reported receiving threatening text messages on her cell phone.

7/6/12

-S.O. Albert arrested Darryl Canfield, 26, Tinton Falls for being in Contempt of Court. Mr. Canfield was released on bail.

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MORE LICENSES, HIGHER FARES IN TAXI LAW

black-taxiRed Bank is expected to adopt changes made to its taxi licensing ordinance. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

After hashing out concerns with local cabbies over proposed changes to Red Bank’s taxi licensing ordinance, the borough council is poised to adopt a new version of regulations that features more licenses and “substantially reduces fees.”

But a person hopping into a cab will pay more.

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